YST Inclusion - SEND
This section provides some top tips and helpful resources to support you in including children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


  • 'Top Tips' - Supporting young people who have amputations or limb impairments
  • 'Top Tips' - 10 tips for SGOs to engage with alternative provision schools
  • 'Top Tips' - Engaging young people with Down Syndrome
  • 'Top Tips' - Adapting activities for young people
  • 'Top Tips' - making sport more inclusive for young people with Cerebral Palsy
  • School Games and engaging with alternative provision schools
  • All About Autism resource - This free guide is designed to be a practical toolkit, building upon knowledge of autism and some of the key considerations for making PE and sport inclusive to all.
  • TOP Sportsability - TOP Sportsability is a unique inclusive activities programme developed by the Youth Sport Trust in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport.


  • Inclusion 2020 - Inclusion 2020 is the umbrella term for the Youth Sport Trust delivery of an initiative that sits within the Department for Education SEND Inclusion in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity grant.
  • Inclusive PE - This programme consists of online e-learning and an accompanying three hour workshop equipping teachers with tools and practical ideas to fully include all pupils in physical education.
  • Lead Inclusion Schools - A network of 60 YST Lead Inclusion Schools from across England have been established, each selected for their recognised expertise in engaging young people with Special Educational Needs/Disability (SEND) to participate, compete and lead through PE and School Sport.
  • Play Unified - Inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to understanding, acceptance and friendship, breaking down the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Step into Sport - These events focus on the development of leadership skills in young people with SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.


  • DfE - The Department for Education is responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
  • Special Olympics - Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.
  • Activity Alliance - Activity Alliance (formerly known as the English Federation of Disability Sport) joins members, partners and disabled people to make active lives possible. They strive to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport.
  • LimbPower - LimbPower aims to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
  • Chateez - Chateez are a set of emoji-based resources which use a modern-day trend to help make conversation and the sharing of feelings easier for young people.
For further information, please contact:

Roshni Mistry
Project Officer - Inclusion and Diversity
01509 226614

To read the Youth Sport Trust's commitment to equality and diversity please click here.